clisp crashes on startup

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Jul 13 07:41:00 GMT 2012

On Jul 12 20:48, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> On 7/10/12 8:41 AM, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> > On 7/10/12 1:13 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> On Jul  9 21:59, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> >>> On 7/9/12 2:26 PM, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> >>>> [snip]
> >>>
> >>> It turns out that clisp crashes only when I've rebased DLLs into the
> >>> high portion of the 4GB WOW64 address space.
> >>
> >> Where did you rebase them to?  You know that on WOW64 and with the
> >> bigaddr flag on, the application heap is located at 0x80000000 by
> >> default, right?  Perhaps some of your DLLs just collide with that?
> > 
> > I'm using a starting base address of 0xC8000000; I haven't had
> > problems with any other program.
> It turns out that clisp uses bit 31 of each pointer for its gc mark
> bit. No wonder the thing blows in bigaddr-aware mode. clisp _does_


> work, however, when compiled with -DWIDE. In this mode, clisp uses two
> words for each lisp value --- one for the pointer and one for the
> metadata. Also, clisp has a LINUX_NOEXEC_HEAPCODES mode that also
> works, and without bloating memory use, but that requires that no real
> virtual address be in the range [0xC0000000, 0xDFFFFFFF].

That can't be guaranteed.  WOW64 provides the full 32 bit VM address


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